exhibitions

2020 EXHIBITIONS

DIMENSIONS VARIABLE, 2020 ANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOW
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild invites you to participate in its 2020 Annual Members’ Show, this year called Dimensions Variable, which runs from January 17 to February 16, 2020. The show is open to all current members. A Curator’s Choice award in the amount of $100 will be presented to one artist chosen by the Exhibition Committee.

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Drop-off Date: Monday, January 13, 2020, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 17 – February 16, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; or by appointment on Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dimensions Variable



BYRDCLIFFE ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE 2020
Byrdcliffe’s Artist-in-Residence Program welcomes over 80 visual artists, composers, and writers annually for full-year, 5-month, or 4-week residencies: artists are given a private studio/creative space and have the option to either share general living quarters or live independently. During their stay the residents participate in work-shares, field trips, open studios, and have the opportunity for one-on-one-sessions with visiting artists. This annual exhibition in the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, in its fourth year running, is one of many ways in which Byrdcliffe’s identity as a historic art colony founded in 1902 is joined with its function as a space in which contemporary artistic discourse thrives.

Exhibition Dates: March 27 – May 17, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: March/April hours are Friday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; May hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Auguste Garufi
Auguste Garufi, Untitled, 2018. Wire cloth, lead, oil, pigment, paper, muslin. 36 x 24 x 4 inches. From the exhibition Relief: Artists-in-Residence 2018.


THE POWER OF TEN
This exhibition brings together a diverse group of 10 artists who primarily live in the environs of Woodstock and New York City. Each of them embrace a vigorous and muscular approach to their practice. The selected works, produced in a variety of media, create fresh pathways to both formal and visceral expression. Through their inventive visual language, dynamic spatial structures emerge, suggesting alternate ways of perceiving many layered states of being. These award-winning artists, all internationally recognized, are at the peak of their powers.

Participating artists: Francie Bishop Good, Richard Butler, Amanda Church, Elisabeth Condon, Lydia Dona, Jeffrey Gibson, Michael Rodriguez, Alexander Ross, David Shaw, and Jennifer Wynn Reeves.

Curated by Jane Hart.

Exhibition Dates: May 22 – July 19, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 23, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: May/June hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; July hours are Thursday through Monday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm (11:00 am – 6:00 pm on the weekends); or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


CRAFTSWOMEN: ZULMA STEELE AND HER CIRCLE
A retrospective examining the career of one of the original Byrdcliffe Art Colony’s earliest and most influential residents while also commemorating the history of the Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, founded in 1939 with Steele at the helm. The exhibition will include ceramics, furniture designs, paintings, and works on paper by Zulma Steele as well as a representative selection of textiles, ceramics, and other crafts by members of the original Guild.

Curated by Henry T. Ford.

Exhibition Dates: July 24 – September 20, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: July/August hours are Thursday through Monday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm (11:00 am – 6:00 pm on the weekends); September hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Zulma Steele
Zulma Steele, Woodbine (Ornamental design for oak drop-front desk at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Watercolor on paper, 5 1/2 X 34 3/8 inches. Collection of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Alf Evers Collection, Gift of the Douglas C. James Charitable Trust.


HERMERICA
This exhibition celebrates the 2020 centennial of women’s gaining the right to vote in the USA. The struggle for women’s rights in the United States had its beginnings in the 1840s but the 19th Amendment, finally giving women the right to vote, was not passed by Congress until August 18, 1920. Sixty-four years later on March 22, 1984, the state of Mississippi was the last state to finally ratify the 19th Amendment.

Juxtaposing art with artifacts, the exhibition reflects upon the suffrage movement and its many meanings from historical, conceptual and artistic points of view. Selected historical text, quotes, and images will be placed in combination with contemporary artwork that expresses themes revolving around the road to women’s acquiring the right to vote and their role in society. Objects which have historical and contextual meaning such as period corsets, bicycles, teacups, samplers, household items, school books, banners, broadsides, buttons, posters, and postcards, and text such as suffragette quotes or diary entries, will be paired with contemporary artwork. Of particular interest from a thematic point of view will be an examination of how women have been looked at, and look at themselves in society, and what constitutes real bravery—women taking chances, and stepping out of what is expected of them and what they have expected of themselves. That is what the Suffragettes had to do and how the 19th Amendment came about.

Participating artists, to be announced, will create work specifically for the show, reflecting on themes revolving around the centennial such as: the power of protest, personal bravery and risk-taking, raising our voices to effect change, “The New Woman,” gender roles in society, societal expectations, self-image, and the Me Too movement.

Curated by Niva Dorell, Carrie Feder, and Portia Munson.

Exhibition Dates: September 25 – November 29, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 26, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


21ST ANNUAL “5 by 7” SHOW – HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s 21st Annual 5 by 7 Show launches Friday, December 4, 2020, with a catered champagne reception and preview party at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, one of the most exciting art events happening in Woodstock each holiday season. All work submitted is restricted to 5 inches by 7 inches in size and is exhibited anonymously, a playful way to give equal voice to all and showcase the talent of our members side by side with that of the international art world community in our midst. This is a major fundraising event for Byrdcliffe, and by contributing and/or purchasing a small work you will help support our arts programming, including exhibitions and performances.

Exhibition Dates: December 5, 2020 – January 3, 2021, with the Preview Party on Friday, December 4, 5:00 – 7:00 pm –> entrance fee for Preview Party only is $10; free for participating artists
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Monday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm (11:00 am – 6:00 pm on the weekends), or by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


     

All 2020 Byrdcliffe arts programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Our exhibitions program is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster’s Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund administered by ARTS MID-HUDSON.